Pebbled sandstone terraces facing south, south-west.
SYRAH : 80 % GRENACHE : 20 %
Vines are 45 to 50 years old
Yield 20 Hl / Ha
Grapes are harvested manually at full ripeness.
Traditional vinification after destemming.
Fermentation temperature of 25-26° during 10 days.
Maceration and pumping over at temperatures of 23-24 °C during 15 to 20 days.
Pressed wines are separated from strained wines and blended only after tastings.
12 months in French oak casks. Fine filtration. Wines are bottled only once
Deep dark ruby colour.
Complex on the nose reminiscent of spices and ripe red fruit such as cherries, blackberries, blackcurrant.
Notes of cacao and liquorice as well
Taste: Muscular, long and richly concentrated. Good structure.
The tannins have mellowed and the flavours have married very well offering both warmth and complexity.
Perfect with red meats in sauce, game and all sorts of cured cheeses.